Whew!Â It has been a busy couple of weeks.Â Mostly because I was out sick for the first and then spent the second trying to get caught up.Â I haven’t had the flu like that since I was in middle school.Â Home, in bed, feeling to miserable to even watch television.Â Nothing tasted good and every part of my body ached.Â Â Â Which means that work the next weekÂ (I was out from Thursday to Wednesday) was quite busy with me trying desperately to get caught up.Â Unfortunately, it means all my personal events and activities fell, very quickly, by the wayside.Â
I haven’t managed to add any more dialogue to my screenplay short (or work on the alternative I have in mind), nor have I been very good about keeping up with my podcasts.Â Day in WashingtonÂ hasn’t had a meaningful update in some time and I completely missed a hearing and will now have to reconstruct it from the webcast alone (something that is not easily done).Â And Unleaded – Fuel for Writers hasn’t had a post from me in weeks.Â ReneeÂ has been attempting single-handedly to keep up with the daily schedule of casts.
So mostly, this update is a reminder of everything I have to get caught up on!Â
Unfortunately, I haven’t had much time to write as I’ve been working on the launch of ‘Day in Washington’ my Disability Policy Podcast.Â For clarity, many of my disability policy and news articles will be migrated over to the new site.Â Unfortunately, there seems to be a snag with the audio of my most recent post which has taken me several hours with still no positive result in sight.Â However, the content of the audio is available in the comments section.
Eventually it will also be listed as:Â www.dayinwashington.comÂ (but we’re not there yet).
â€˜Day in Washingtonâ€™ is where I hope to continue exploration and discussion of various aspects of disability policy. Each episode will cover a specific issue within disability, that either is or should be addressed by Congress. These short summaries offer an easy to understand introduction to disability policy and resources for those interested in further study.
Audio File: Day in Washington #2 – Hate Crimes
– Introduction, Date of Podcast
– Hate Crimes and People with Disabilities
– Current Legislation regarding Hate Crimes:
1 . Hate Crime Statistics Improvement Act of 2007 (Introduced in House)[H.R.1164.IH]
2 . Hate Crimes Against the Homeless Enforcement Act (Introduced in House)[H.R.2217.IH]
3 . Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007 (Referred to Senate Committee after being Received from House)[H.R.1592.RFS]
4 . Matthew Shepard Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007 (Introduced in Senate)[S.1105.IS]
5 . Hate Crimes Against the Homeless Statistics Act of 2007 (Introduced in House)[H.R.2216.IH]
6 . David’s Law (Introduced in House)[H.R.254.IH]
7. Youth Crime Deterrence Act of 2007 (Introduced in House)[H.R.1806.IH]
– Mailbag: Bizarre things people say
Please note that the music on this podcast, Sedona, was provided by 2012 ( http://www.twentytwelverecords.com) and is available at http://www.podsafemusicnetwork.com.
‘Day in Washington’ is where I hope to continue exploration and discussionÂ of variousÂ aspects ofÂ disability policy.Â Â Â Each episode will cover a specific issue within disability, that either is or should be addressed by Congress.Â These short summaries offer an easy to understand introduction toÂ disability policyÂ and resources for those interested in further study.
Audio File:Â Day in Washington #1 – Medicare Waiting Period
Â Show Notes…
– Introduction, Date of Podcast
– The Medicare Waiting Period
– Commonwealth Fund Report (http://www.commonwealthfund.org/usr_doc/Hayes_toosickworktoosoonMedicare_1021.pdf?section=4039)
– Rep. Gene Green’s Legislation (http://thomas.loc.gov/home/gpoxmlc110/h154_ih.xml)
– Mailbag:Â Bizarre things people say
Please note that the music on this podcast, Sedona,Â was provided by 2012 (Â http://www.twentytwelverecords.com) and is available at http://www.podsafemusicnetwork.com.